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James C. Lewis, DMD
4101 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
(727) 372-7887
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By James C. Lewis, DMD
August 11, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Pain  

Painful gums? Gum pain can affect your day-to-day activities and make life frustrating and miserable. Many things can cause your gums togum pain be painful. You should see a dentist if you have ongoing gum pain. Dr. James Lewis in New Port Richey, FL offers a full range of dental services. Read on to learn about the causes of gum pain.

1. Improper Brushing- Sometimes gum pain is simply a sign that you brush your teeth too hard. Using the wrong type of tooth brush can also cause gum pain. Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Using hard-bristled and medium-bristled toothbrushes could cause gum pain and damage your tooth enamel.

2. Gum Disease- Gum pain is a common symptom of periodontal disease or gum disease. Gum disease is characterized by gum infection, pain, and bleeding. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, which is an advanced form of gum disease. Periodontitis can cause painful pockets of pus called abscesses and lead to tooth loss.

3. Wearing Dentures- If you are a first-time denture wearer, you might be suffering from painful gums as your mouth adjusts to the presence of a foreign object. If the pain gets worse or lasts for several weeks, consult a dental professional.

4. Hormone Changes- Your gums can become sensitive, and at times react strongly to hormonal fluctuations. If you are a woman, hormone changes related to your menstrual period, menopause, or pregnancy can cause your gums to become sore or painful.

5. Canker Sores- If your gums hurt and you have a white mouth ulcer with red borders, it could be a canker sore. Canker sores usually go away in a 1 to 3 weeks. A canker sore that's larger than a half inch can be very painful and should be treated by a dental professional.

Gum pain hurts, but you don't have to suffer. Life always offers another chance to get back on track. Call Dr. James Lewis at 727-372-7887 right now to schedule a dental appointment in New Port Richey, FL. You have nothing to lose but your pain.

By James C. Lewis, DMD
October 06, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Reviews  
satisfied patient Opinions matter! Otherwise, review-related websites like Yelp wouldn’t be so popular. People love to know the best restaurants to get sushi or what wizard mechanic can quickly diagnose any car problem; however, the same should go for your dentist. After all, wouldn’t you want a dentist whose patients can’t say enough about their experiences? Now your New Port Richey dental practice wants to hear what you have to say.
 
Did you have a relaxing dental cleaning? Or was scheduling an appointment a cinch? Whatever your experience, Dr. Lewis wants to hear your opinions about his New Port Richey dentistry office. We want to know what things our office does well and we want to know what keeps our patients happy. It should be a dentist’s mission to make sure their patients are satisfied with their care and feel that they are getting the best treatment possible. I want to know that I’m giving my patients everything they deserve.
 

Writing a Review

So how can you write a review on your dental experience with Dr. Lewis? 
1. Hop onto his website
2. Click the “Review Us” link at the bottom of the site
3. Choose to write your review through whichever social media you fancy, whether it’s Yelp, Yahoo or Google
4. Click “Write a Review” on either Yahoo or Yelp to begin writing, or if Google is more your style, click the pencil icon to start your review
 
Writing a review is very simple. We made sure our sites were easy to navigate so anyone can get the information they need. What we really want though is to hear from our patients. We want to know that we are doing everything we can for them. If our patients are happy, then we’re happy!
 
Whether you’ve just had a pain-free root canal or clear braces in New Port Richey gave you that straighter smile, Dr. Lewis wants to know. “We have had a lot of patients opt for ClearCorrect™, because no one can tell that they are wearing braces. The treatment is highly successful and state-of-the-art. We would especially love to hear from patients who have had great success getting a straighter smile with ClearCorrect™.
 
Jump online today and provide useful feedback on Dr. Lewis for others who may be looking for a dentist who can fit their needs.
 
By James C. Lewis, DMD
July 09, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Healthy Veneers  
veneersDental veneers provide the ultimate smile makeover. These ultra-thin, custom-made shells are durable, natural-looking, and mask imperfections such as stains and misaligned teeth in ways that few other dental procedures can.
 
An added benefit of veneers is that with proper care, they can last for up to 20 years! Here are a few tips for extending the life of your veneers.
 

Keep tooth decay at bay.

 
Veneers and tooth decay don’t mix. That’s because porcelain veneers are bonded to the natural tooth structure and require a healthy foundation in order to function properly. To prevent decay, practice good oral hygiene daily and visit our office regularly for checkups and cleanings.
 

Tame your bite.

 
Remember, teeth are meant for chewing foods, not biting and tearing hard objects. Avoid damage to your veneers by resisting the urge to tear or rip solid, tough objects with your teeth, such as ice or packaging. By exercising extra caution, you can ensure your veneers last many, many years.
 

Protect your veneers.

 
If you actively participate in contact sports, consider having a mouth guard custom-fitted by Dr. Lewis. By wearing a mouth guard, you can help protect both your teeth and veneers from accidental blows to the mouth. Mouth guards are also great for patients who grind their teeth, as this too can damage your veneers.
 

Take it easy on the coffee.

 
One great benefit of veneers is that they can resist stain-causing foods and drinks longer than your natural teeth. That doesn’t mean veneers can't stain with continued exposure to certain staining agents, however. Limit the amount of coffee, wine, tea and dark fruits you consume to avoid the gradual discoloration of your veneers. Similarly, smoking should also be avoided as it can also lead to discoloration.
 

Follow up with your New Port Richey dentist.

 
Finally, in order to keep your veneers in top condition for many years, always visit our practice for routine exams and cleanings. We can help you keep your teeth in top condition, inspect your veneers for issues, and identify and treat problem areas ahead of time.
 
Veneers are designed to solve an array of dental issues, helping you achieve a virtually flawless smile that can last for several years with proper care. If you’re ready to say good-bye to lingering tooth stains or smile imperfections, veneers may be the ideal solution for you. Contact our office for more information or schedule an appointment for a consultation today.


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